Category Archives: Life

#424 – “all that’s left”

“all that’s left”   let’s all sing the blues till we can’t anymore till our secrets are broken and our throats are sore let’s swim out way past where we’re safe and proud let’s hurt together till we all cry … Continue reading

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#420 – 3 Haiku – 1 minute before my birthday

3 Haiku – 1 minute before my birthday     leaves are turning red so eager to drop and fly from this aging tree     dreams so close they burn turn both doubt and delay to ash I blow … Continue reading

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#418 – “broken luggage”

“broken luggage”   he drags along the road his trip, too long for him to bear pulls his life like broken luggage too old and useless to repair what’s inside he doesn’t know and doesn’t seem to care  

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#416 – “the silence of dreams”

“the silence of dreams”   I scavenge for direction dig for relief toss through my prayers in search of belief   where do they hide, these songs that God sings, these sweet mossy pathways toward answer-filled Springs   where are … Continue reading

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#409 – 5 Haiku about my brother

5 Haiku about my brother   so much time folded into a tiny corner alcoholism     he is angry that love has brought his family and friends together     he cannot see or feel his way through a darkness his … Continue reading

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#405 – beneath the floorboards

beneath the floorboards    is it too late to be great to circumvent the wasted time twisting up my fate   have my dreams once fresh like fruit plucked from the vine spoiled in the hiding places beneath the floorboards … Continue reading

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#388 – 5 Haiku

5 Haiku   bleach, softeners; she puts her quarters in―alone in the laundromat     so old this burrow refuge from too much shade and too little sunshine     I try to reach quick and for a moment I hold … Continue reading

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#387 – “troubled end”

“troubled end”   I’m not sure what I’m missing or if God is at fault like he’d put me in to simmer but added no salt I feel flavorless bland like a scrap of dead air set aside like a … Continue reading

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#385 – 3 Haiku

3 Haiku   so restless to live days slip through my eagerness for tomorrow’s gifts   smiley face bracelet for the times I can’t muster one up on my face    reading back over so much of my life spilled … Continue reading

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#384 – “doors left ajar”

“doors left ajar”   I’ve grown tired of watching my dreams from afar of passing the doorways with doors left ajar so long is the tedium that squashes the light that raises the shadows and fattens the night and pushes … Continue reading

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